Music's False Reality
By David J. Stewart
The world's contemporary music creates a false sense of reality, a feeling of euphoria that is simply not real life. Consequently, young people who are saturated in such worldly music are disconnected from genuine reality. The world's contemporary music induces an artificial feeling of self-inflated importance, sinful pride, fantasy situations and self-heroism. No wonder so many of today's youth are suicidal, depressed and struggling emotionally.
The music takes the listener's mind and ego into the stratosphere, but then leaves them unfulfilled. Reality is drastically different than the euphoric music which acts like a drug in the mind. It's like a fireworks rocket that shoots up, but then there is no burst of colors and sounds. The listener is left feeling empty, unfulfilled and with an overall feeling that life stinks. That's what music does that takes you up emotionally.
Even Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) takes the listener on an emotional ride. That's what Rock music does! The old hymns of the Christian faith were melodic, lacking any drums with a driving beat. In sharp contrast, today's CCM is dominated by a driving beat (from either drums or some type of percussion). The beat is out front above all the other instruments, defining the music. The modern instruments are not bad in the least. It's how they are used.
Gospel hymns were written to appeal to the singer and listener's heart, to bring glory to God. In sharp contrast, today's CCM appeals to the flesh. The old hymns of the faith didn't cause women to start swaying their hips, dancing, closing their eyes and putting their hands in the air, waving and having AN EXPERIENCE. Have you ever watched a CCM concert or visited a CCM church? It's as worldly as can be. K-LOVE is a popular CCM radio station around the country and on the internet. They advertise their music as positive, encouraging and uplifting. There's no edifying, nor can there be without teaching any doctrine. Supporters of K-LOVE just want to hear music.
They speak about love and prayer, but they avoid the offense of the gospel. Many Roman Catholics listen to CCM and aren't offended. CCM is so lame, wishy-washy and devoid of any real Biblical message. For example: The song JESUS SAVES by Jeremy Camp wouldn't offend any hellbound Catholic. The song doesn't say anything that Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons don't believe. Mormons believe that Jesus saves!
If you want to see reality go visit a local hospital, nursing home, morgue, or grave yard. Go visit a hospital and see the dying people coming into the Emergency Room. Look at the people suffering with disabilities. Today's contemporary euphoric country, Christian, pop and rock music cause young people to be selfish, living in their own little world. I don't wish evil and health problems upon anyone, but when your health is gone, and you're afflicted daily in pain, the euphoric music isn't so euphoric anymore.
Worldly music gives the listener a BIGGER-THAN-LIFE feeling, but that's not reality. The Bible is reality. Fearing and obeying God is reality. Sickness and problems in life is reality. It's surprising how many young people are totally out of sync with reality these days. Satan is the god of this wicked world, that is reality.
Music is a powerful medium of communication, both of words and emotions. Many youth have commit suicide because of the evil influence of worldly music, usually while under the influence of some type of substance abuse. Music can be a weapon, as evidenced by the Communist music of the Beatles, which ushered in an entire culture of sexual immorality, substance abuse and rebellion against God's authority. The British Invasion, in part, brought decadence to America.
The CIA paid provocateurs like Gloria Steinem to promote the feminist agenda. Few people realize that since America's inception, a New World Order has been the goal of Freemasons. It was no coincidence that the Illuminati was formed in 1775 and the Revolutionary War brought America her independence in 1776. America was founded as a vehicle by which to further world government. Some people have a hard time accepting this claim, but President George Washington was indeed a Freemason, as were other founding fathers like Benjamin Franklin.
Today's music is produced by an occult-controlled industry. Occult symbols saturate album covers. The music itself is saturated with Luciferian worship and occult content. Reality is that occultists are in control of the music industry. If you want to be successful in music, you have to strip naked and make lewd videos. Proof of what I say is in the content of today's music videos. MTV and CMT are straight from Hell. I am against the music industry because it is committed to corrupting America's youth with lewdness, stupidity and ecumenical apostasy.
Country music promotes the Feminist Agenda. Reba is a real man these days. Mandy Moore and others are promoting feminist ideologies through their music. Reality is that evil people are using music to change, control and indoctrinate your mind with immoral agendas. The Homosexual Agenda is being promoted in much music today. Lady Gaga blasphemes Jesus Christ, singing that she loves Judas instead!
Oh, How Satan is a Beautiful Liar
Do you think you'll meet all your friends in Hell and have a big party? That's not what the Bible teaches. You'll be screaming in the torments of molten sulfur (brimstone, Revelation 21:8). The only promise that the wicked have is that God will punish them in flaming fire for all eternity (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:15; 21:8). If your friends are in Hell when you get there—you won't be partying together, holding hands and singing campfire songs. You'll be tormented day-and-night forever!
You will have company in Hell, but it will be beyond your worst nightmare (Revelation 9:1-11). The Bible says that these horrific scorpion-like creatures will come out of the bottomless pit during the Great Tribulation (i.e., the last 3 1/2 years of the 7-year Tribulation), from whence comes the smoke as of a burning furnace (Revelation 21:8). God will cast each and every unbeliever into the Lake of Fire as 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 and Revelation 20:11-15 warns! God will not be mocked by evil men and women. If you die in your sins (John 8:24), God the Father will be your Judge in eternity (Revelation 20:11-15).
Won't you repent toward God and trust upon Jesus' precious name for the forgiveness of your sins? Thank God, He has made a narrow road which leads to eternal life and Heaven for those who come by faith, as guilty sinners to be washed in the precious blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; BUT WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1st Peter 1:18,19).
There are many frightening aspects of dying a Second Death in the Lake of Fire that should scare you if you're an unbeliever; but one particular phrase in Revelation 14:11 below jumps out at me as being the most frightening for those who go to Hell... “no rest day nor night.” If you are a Christ-rejecting unbeliever, the Bible teaches that you WILL go straight to Hell when you die. You will be tormented in flaming fire, for ever and ever. And the Bible teaches that you will have NO REST, neither day nor night, for all eternity. Are you willing to take that chance with your soul? I'm not.
The tragic part is that NO ONE has to end up in Hell, but they choose to go there anyway. It is a choice that is yours alone to make. I chose Jesus at age 12, trusting upon His name to take away my sins. That was decades ago. I've felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life ever since that moment (Romans 8:9). You can know Jesus too my friend. It begins with you acknowledging your sinful and hopeless condition. You are a guilty sinner for breaking God's Laws. Burning in Hell forever is the punishment for one's sins(2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).
The good news (which is commonly called the Gospel) is that Jesus paid for our sins. The Godhead became incarnate in the flesh of Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9 - All Scripture references are quoted from the inspired King James Bible). Jesus was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), being the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16). Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 1st Peter 2:22). Jesus was crucified for our sins, dying a shameful death that He didn't deserve to die (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died, was buried and rose again after 3-days (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus ascended into Heaven and applied His shed blood to the mercyseat in the heavenly tabernacle (Hebrews 9:12,22-24; Revelation 21:3).
Salvation was made freely available to ALL, to WHOSOEVER shall call (appeal unto) upon the name of the Lord (Romans 10:13). Salvation comes by repentance toward God to be forgiven of one's sins by faith in Jesus' name. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” Please get off the highway to Hell. I have just shown you the narrow way which leadeth unto life, which few people ever find because of the vail of unbelief over their heart (2nd Corinthians 3:14-17). I beseech you to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins to be saved.
Revelation 14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
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